Salone del Mobile 2016

The Salone del Mobile in Milan  www.salonemilano.it/en/ must be the most important furniture fair in the world and is now in its fifty fifth year. Visiting the show has been a crucial element of my work for fifteen years.  The

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Salone del Mobile 2016

The Salone del Mobile in Milan  www.salonemilano.it/en/ must be the most important furniture fair in the world and is now in its fifty fifth year. Visiting the show has been a crucial element of my work for fifteen years.  The

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BIID Registered Interior Designer®

BIID ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW BIID REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER TITLE The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) today announces a new protected title for professional interior designers, BIID Registered Interior Designer®.  This new title is a way for clients, designers

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BIID Registered Interior Designer®

BIID ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW BIID REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER TITLE The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) today announces a new protected title for professional interior designers, BIID Registered Interior Designer®.  This new title is a way for clients, designers

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Design Process .03 WHY APPOINT AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?

  Why are the British, especially the male variety,  averse to asking for advice? That’s me included, if lost in a foreign town I would prefer to struggle with a map rather than ask directions from a stranger.  This trait

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Design Process .03 WHY APPOINT AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?

  Why are the British, especially the male variety,  averse to asking for advice? That’s me included, if lost in a foreign town I would prefer to struggle with a map rather than ask directions from a stranger.  This trait

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Design Process .02 CLIENT PRESENTATIONS

The key to the design process at Studio Hopwood is to encourage our clients to be as involved as much as they want to be. The shortest involvement was a half hour presentation before remodelling a two bed room apartment.

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Design Process .02 CLIENT PRESENTATIONS

The key to the design process at Studio Hopwood is to encourage our clients to be as involved as much as they want to be. The shortest involvement was a half hour presentation before remodelling a two bed room apartment.

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All is Revealed in the Bachelor’s Bedroom!

We have had so much interest about this bachelor’s bedroom and where we sourced its contents.  I have decided to do what interior designers never do, reveal my sources.   Brace yourself there are no bargains, the brief was for

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All is Revealed in the Bachelor’s Bedroom!

We have had so much interest about this bachelor’s bedroom and where we sourced its contents.  I have decided to do what interior designers never do, reveal my sources.   Brace yourself there are no bargains, the brief was for

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The Third report from Maison et Objet 2016

What really hit me at this year’s show is a move to over scaling objects and using natural, organic materials. A look which would lend itself to conservatories a space that is often abused and a dumping ground. http://www.sempre.be/  has

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The Third report from Maison et Objet 2016

What really hit me at this year’s show is a move to over scaling objects and using natural, organic materials. A look which would lend itself to conservatories a space that is often abused and a dumping ground. http://www.sempre.be/  has

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Design Process .01 DRAFTING

Drawing or drafting, as we know it, is the most crucial tool for interior design.   Before we do anything else, plans and elevations are made of the space that we are working on, it starts with us measuring up,

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Design Process .01 DRAFTING

Drawing or drafting, as we know it, is the most crucial tool for interior design.   Before we do anything else, plans and elevations are made of the space that we are working on, it starts with us measuring up,

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Is eclectic here to stay?

There is a style that is not going away and appears to be getting better and better. It’s that eclectic, industrial, Shoreditch warehouse look, you know the one. It is no surprise, as it is so accessible, very creative and

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Is eclectic here to stay?

There is a style that is not going away and appears to be getting better and better. It’s that eclectic, industrial, Shoreditch warehouse look, you know the one. It is no surprise, as it is so accessible, very creative and

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Observations at Maison et Objet 2016

Visiting the main trade shows in Europe is crucial for a professional interior designer. I get to see all the latest products and pick up what is happening in the design world. I have to be a step ahead.  

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Observations at Maison et Objet 2016

Visiting the main trade shows in Europe is crucial for a professional interior designer. I get to see all the latest products and pick up what is happening in the design world. I have to be a step ahead.  

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The Sign of a Professional Interior Designer

More and more people are looking for interior designers on the internet. We know this because that’s where we get many of our inquiries, often with clients complimenting us not only our previous work but also the website design. It’s

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The Sign of a Professional Interior Designer

More and more people are looking for interior designers on the internet. We know this because that’s where we get many of our inquiries, often with clients complimenting us not only our previous work but also the website design. It’s

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